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>>> disgust and distrust. okinawans react to a case of alleged sexual assault involving u.s. servicemen and wonder how it will affect the realignment of american forces in japan. people in okinawa have lived with u.s. military bases in their backyard for decades. american forces are supposed to protect them, and the rest of japan in the event of a threat. but many okinawans aren't feeling so safe around u.s. servicemen right now. two navy personnel are accused of raping a woman. the case could further strain japan/u.s. security ties. investigators say the men attacked the women before dawn tuesday on a street in the central part of okinawa's main island. they say the suspected raped and injured her and then made off with some of her personal belongings, including her bag, mobile phone, and some of her clothes. the servicemen arrived in okinawa sunday and were supposed to leave for guam tuesday. okinawa governor hirokazu nakaima met john roos at the american embassy in tokyo. nakaima expressed grave concern the matter could irreparably damage trust between okinawa and the u.s
the governments and the companies between the two sides. as the largest economy in the u.s., california boasts the resources and a strong advantage in high tech, bio-science, agriculture, fisheries, and the forestry, and even tourism. and in terms of cooperation with china, california enjoys exceptional economic, cultural, and geographical locations and advantages. it is always is the gateway of the united states to china. as the economic and trade cooperation between china and the united states and california deepens, now we believe that trade and investment keeps growing. china is the third largest export destination for california. many multinationals like hp, intel, cisco, and chevron are doing well in china. they're making money in china. at the same time, as the close relationship is going on, many chinese companies are working in san francisco in california. i would like to name a few. the tsl, ciuts, just to name a few. these are successful chinese companies working here. as the american companies in china, the chinese companies working in california in san francisco are also making co
and u.s. technology giants have been fighting each other in the courts over technology for smartphones and other mobile devices. the people at samsung say they added iphone 5, apple's iphone 5 to a patent infringement lawsuit. samsung alleges the latest smartphone violates eight of its patents. the claim targets technologies for displays data and storing photos. lawyers for samsung say they will exclude patents on the high speed wireless communications protocol known as lte. samsung has an edge in this technology. samsung received a green light from a u.s. district court in california in another case. the company can resume sales of its tablet device the galaxy 10.1 in the u.s. market. the court decided in june to temporarily ban sales. it lifted the injunction after a separate lawsuit in august found this particular tablet did not infringe on apple patents. >>> in other news ahmadinejad blamed the enemies of iran for the fall of its currency. u.s. and european leaders imposed sanctions in july to encourage them to abandon the nuclear missions. >> translator: sanctions are used as a ps
. also in the program, the u.s. congress bars to build chinese telecom companies from takeovers or mergers. it's as there are security threats. a warning on afghanistan's future. in the report forecasts collapse and even civil war after foreign forces have left. it's midday in london, 7:00 in the evening in beijing, 7:30 in the morning in caracas. hugo chavez has extended his 14- year grip on power in venezuela. the vote was his narrowest victory, but it gives him another six-year term to continue venezuela's socialist revolution. his victory may irritate his detractors in washington and elsewhere. the votes pit the president against the young candidate henrique capriles, who vowed to open the country to private investment. now this report from caracas. >> this had been billed as a tight race. but the results came quickly in the end after the final polling stations had closed and gave hugo chavez a 10-point lead. >> to those who promote hate and social poison and those always drawn to deny all the good things that happen in venezuela, i invite them to dialogue, debate, and to wo
to be trying to avoid adding to concern about its behavior among its neighbors. >>> the u.s. military is strengthening its presence in the asia pacific region. it has announced that it's going to deploy two carrier strike groups to western pacific. this comes as the chinese navy increases its advance into the east china sea, the south china sea, and the pacific ocean. so what's behind the u.s. decision? we'll have analysis by our military affairs expert. but before that, let's look at the current situation in the region. the strike groups will include two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. the "u.s. washington" is near yoke sucha and the "uss john c. stennis" is on the west coast. they have the aegis air defense system. the u.s. fleet says the two strike groups will provide a combat-ready force to protect and defend the collective maritime interests of the united states and its allies in the asia pacific region. the u.s. also plans to deploy new f-35 stealth fighter jets in the region. the f-35 is now in its final stage of development. it has an advanced network system to connect the
financial ministers meeting next month. >>> now checking on the business side of markets. u.s. and european stock prices extended gains in overnight trade. strong u.s. housing data helped to lift market sentiment. the fact that spanish bonds also avoided another downgrade supported stocks and for more details, let's go toy to tokyo stock exchange. some markets are taking a little bit of a turn for the better. >> good morning, rahim. u.s. housing starts in support did rise to the fastest pace in around four years. but the market gains were capped by some lukewarm earnings by some high-tech giants. let's take a look at how that's moving markets in tokyo this thursday morning. the nikkei and the topix both opening higher. nikkei up 0.9% at 8882. the topix also up 745. the nikkei managed to top the 8800 level for the first time yesterday. that's in six sessions on a weaker yen which boosts exporters and euro related stocks. we'll be keeping an eye today on some tech rated stocks such as chipmakers after intel gave a somewhat cautious outlook for the personal computer sector on weaker global dem
. >>> well on come to wourd wide exchange. as is an decide barrels towards the east code, u.s. authorities order thousands to evacuate for the the biggest storm. >> my first message is to all the people across the eastern seaboard atlantic going north that you need to take this very seriously. >> all u.s. stock markets will be closed today. its first weather related closures in 27 years. and shares in ubs rise in the open after reports swiss bank may cut 10,000 investment banking jobs and wind down up to 15 trading businesses. police wen and his family fight back. their lawyers call it untrue and are considering legal action against the "new york times." for our u.s. viewers, the show will be on just one hour this week because europes has gone off daylight savings time, so we're just four hours ahead now of new york time. hurricane sandy is also still several hours away from make landfall, but the impact of the storm is already being felt. transportation has ground to a halt as new york and other major eastern cities have shut down mass transit, airlines canceling flights and
cross over to ramin who is at the tokyo stock exchange. we had the improved u.s. jobs data on friday. with the imf meetings this week a lot of focus on global growth. how are stocks kicking off? >> playing a bit of catchup today. tokyo markets were closed on monday for a public holiday. we did have the u.s. jobs data for september coming out on friday dipping below that key 8% level for the first time in four years. that will be resonating in the financial markets. we'll see how that affects the markets here. we're going to be focusing on the imf and world bank meetings as they convene in tokyo. we'll have full coverage of that as you mention. let's have a look at the opening levels for this tuesday and both indexes trading in the negative there. 8,811 for the nikkei and 733 for the topix. concerns over slow growth in china as well as cent tensions between japan and china has meant a renewed focused. car makers have suffered sales of more than 60% year on year for september in china. a big focus there and we'll keep track of that. in cotokyo there's a big focus japanese yen. it's sti
. >> catherine, the fed held its regular policy-setting meeting just under two weeks before the u.s. presidential election. but they did not touch on monetary policy. the u.s. federal reserve says it will not change its current monetary status, a stance the u.s. economy has continued to expand at a moderate pace. the fed announced its decision on wednesday after a two-day policy meeting ofts federal open mart committee. it says household spending has advanced a bit more quickly while the housing sector has shown some further signs of improvement. to continue stimulating the economy the fed says it will keep its key interest rate at near zero at least through the middle of 2015. the u.s. central bank is supporting economic growth through additional quantitative easing it introduced last month. that easing in the form of continuing purchases of mortgage-backed securities is supplying a huge amount of funds to the market. >>> and it is time to check on the markets. u.s. stock prices ended in the negative following a fed policy meeting. and more lackluster earnings reports. the dow jones industrial a
>> welcome back to "newsline" in tokyo. u.s. president barack obama and his republican challenger, mitt romney, have sparred on stage for the second time. they battled over economics in a televised debate three weeks before election day. the debate took place a a university in new york. more than 80 undecided voters asked the questions. obama took a more aggressive approach than the first bank. >> governor romney has a one point plan. make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules. that's what has been squeezing middle class families. we have fought back for four years to get out of that mess. >> romney accused obama of failing to live up to his promises. he claimed the president's policies have doubled the fiscal deficit. >> i was someone who ran businesses for 25 years and balanced a budget. i ran the state of massachusetts as a gompbor to the extent any governor does and balanced the budget all four years. we have four consecutive years where he said he would cut the deficit in half. instead he has doubled it. >> romney put in another controlled performance an
house? >> reporter: biden became a u.s. senator when ryan turned three. and ran for president twice. he's been on many debate stages before. >> there's nothing like standing up before 20, 30, 40, 50, 70 million people. >> reporter: but bidesen also a nonstop talker prone to putting his foot in his mouth. which ryan can exploit as he did last week. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been quote buried. we agree. >> reporter: on "face the nation" today there was no shortage of debate advice for both men. >> i think paul ryan has to address some specific questions about his budget plan. but he also has to make it clear that it's his budget plan. mitt romney's plan is the one that is going to implement in the white house. >> biden is going to have to be aggressive in this debate. that's not an easy thing to calibrate. you can go overboard here. and he's opposing a young, earnest guy that's like a boy scout. >> reporter: now a lot of democrats think that the president's performance hast week won't really change the trajectory of this rac
conflict. still they are finding new and effective ways to strike. the three u.s. military police officers were on foot patrol in a market with afghan police when the suicide bomber struck. four afghan officers, and six civilians were also killed, and dozens hurt. joint u.s./afghan operations are becoming more common, and so are the risks. on saturday an american soldier and a u.s. civilian contractor were killed by an afghan soldier. the latest in a growing series of insider attacks. despite mounting worries, afghan commandos firing live rounds still train side by side with elite american special forces. >> right here in front of you. >> reporter: you can't stop working with these guys? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: at this level, joint combat operations are now the rule. americans no longer go it alone. >> i'm very impressed with your training here today. >> reporter: general tony thomas heads all special operations forces in afghanistan. his men rely on their afghan partners. a relationship the taliban hopes to undermine. >> we lost another soldier to a green-on-blue attack. what are
building up their forces and deploying tanks along the border. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has condemned syria for the shelling of the turkish town. >> we are outraged that the syrians have been shooting across the border. >> clinton said the u.s. government is consulting with turkey over what she called a very dangerous situation. turkey is a nato ally of the u.s. she called on responsible nations worldwide to push the syrian government into a cease-fire and political transition of power. >>> emergency workers in syria are doing what they can to hp the wound aftern attack in the city of aleppo. at least three powerful explosions ripped through the center of the commercial capital. they killed more than 30 people. state run tv reports explosions occurred near an officer's club in the northern city. opposition forces are claiming responsibility. they say they used the car bombings to target officers and militias loyal to president bashar al assad. the free syrian army renewed its offensive last week in an effort to win control of aleppo. government forces responded with air stri
. the news could provide a boost to president barack obama. u.s. labor department officials say the u.s. jobless rate dropped to 7.8% in september. the figure is the lowest since obama took office in january 2009. employers added 114,000 nonfarm jobs, matching the expectations of analysts. the nonfarm sector is considered particularly sensitive to economic trends. 44,000 jobs were added in the health care sector. manufacturing employment edged down, shedding 16,000 jobs. >>> policymakers at japan's central bank unanimously decided to maintain current monetary policy. this comes after the rare attendance by the economic and fiscal policy minister. seiji maehara has been advocating aggressive monetary easing to get the economy out of deflation. after the two-day meeting through friday, the policymakers shared the view that personal spending remains steady as the jobs situation is improving. but they agreed that output and exports by manufacturers, one of the main drivers of the japanese economy, are relatively weak due to a slowdown in the chinese and other economies. they also concur tha
. employees of a big u.s. defense contractor in afghanistan appearing extremely drunk, fumbling and shirtless, on the job. a cell phone video obtained exclusively by abc news is igniting outrage over a scene that looks more like a rowdy frat house than the operations center of a company paid to carry out u.s. policy overseas. abc's brian ross brings us this investigation. >> reporter: in a place where terrorists have and will attack, at any time, these are some of the men being paid by american taxpayers to help provide security for u.s. civilian personnel 24/7. the security manager for an american company scientific, with a $47 million contract from the pentagon, staggeringly drunk in the operations center. >> kevin. come on. >> reporter: this is the company's medical officer. wived out, stoned, after shooting up with narcotics. >> please snap out of it. >> reporter: and this is the company's top on-site executive, in front of a bonfire, where, according to former employees, live ammunition rounds were tossed into the flames. >> it was like a frat house for adults. >> reporter: the footage w
the invasion had been planned and financed by the u.s. even down to the training of the cuban exiles at a military base in guatemala. the united states denied any such involvement in a carefully worded at the same time -- worded statement to the united nations. >> the united states has created no aggression against cuba. >> this was fertile ground for soviet integration. u.s. aerial reconnaissance photos showed approximately 40 soviet offensive nuclear weapons being set up and manned by an estimated 22,000 soviet troops. >> in 1962 there was a missile soviet gap. the soviet union could not afford to build new ones. the solution was to put short range and medium range missiles right in our backyard. the whole world literally was watching to see what president john kennedy would do. >> had kennedy done what the joint chiefs of staff wanted to do which was to invade, that there would have immediately been a nuclear war and it would have started on so called tactical level. at that point in the fall of 1962 them -- then certainly would have spread to all right out nuclear war. >> report
some carryover momentum from the u.s. later in the session. for now just dipping in the negative. we did have some data from long lasting goods in the u.s which disurge by almos 10% in september. right after the bell on thursday we had earnings from apple and although it posted a record profit with net profit up 24% from the same quarter last year, the results did fall short of some expectations. we did see apple shares trading lower. we're going to keep track of apple related shares. a lot of component makers in japan which go into a lot of products such as the iphone as well as the ipad range. >> also a lot of focus on the yen especially ahead of the boy meeting. where do we stand? >> reporter: let's have a look at the currencies and the bank of japan meeting next week. dollar/yen holding prey steady. euro/yen 1.2935. the strong overall yen has been a factor in weaker forecast but japane japanese co japanese corporations have seen the likes of nintendo. a lot of focus there on sales in china as well as the stronger yen. a lot of earnings coming up next week in autos and financials
where the case began. the state department tells congress security was adequate the day the u.s. consulate in libya was attacked. >> we had the correct number of assets in benghazi. >> pelley: sharyl attkisson is on capitol hill. officials say lance armstrong's team ran the most sophisticated doping program cycling has ever seen. armen keteyian on the evidence. and steve hartman "on the road" with the power of a uniquely american song. >> when you hear the first note, everything in our house comes to a complete halt. everything in our house comes to a complete captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. people waited outside overnight just for the chance to be inside the supreme court today for the most controversial case of this term. at stake: admission to college for millions of americans for generations to come. a decade ago, the court ruled that race could be used as a factor granting college admissions. but today, a new supreme court heard a challenge to that which could change the law of the land on affirmative ac
>>> curfew order. all u.s. forces in japan face an unprecedented nighttime restriction after two navy sailors are accused of raping a woman in okinawa. welcome to nhk world "newsline." american military personnel in japan will be watching the clock for the foreseeable future. their commanders imposed a temporary curfew following a case of rape in okinawa involving two u.s. servicemen. the order applies to all of the nearly 40,000 american military personnel stationed across the country. nhk world reports. report. >> reporter: the commander of u.s. forces in japan made the announcement in tokyo. >> under u.s. paycom commander authority i am immediately issuing a curfew to all military personnel in japan both temporary and assigned. >> lieutenant general salvatore angelella says the curfew will be in place from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. it will apply to all u.s. forces in japan, including those who come here for a short time. the decision follows the arrests earlier this week of two u.s. navy sailors. they are accused of raping a woman in okinawa. the pair is being held at the japane
monetary stus a stance the u.s. economy has continued to exndt a mere ce thfe announced its decision on wednesday after a o-yli mtif open market committee. it says household sndg s adnc a b me qck whe e hsi sector has shown some further signs of imoven toonnu stimulating the economy the fed says it ll ke i kntesrate at near zero at least through the middle of 20.e s. ctr bks supporting economic growth easi it introduced last month. that easing in the fm o ntuiura mortgage-backed securities is supping a huge amou of funds to the market. >>> and isimohen e markets. u.s. stock prices ended in the negative flowing a fedolicy meeting. and more lacklusterarng reports. the dow jones industrial average ended down .2% at 13,077. and t s h sck he paar openingh we go to ramin mlerdthe tokyo stock exchange. especially a japan kicked off with its enings season from this week as well. whatanouel? >>extl th'soing to be a big focus here. indeed, as if u.s. earnings weren't enough of a drag o ovalseimt, we're going to get a slew of corporate earnings from japan as well. and really that's kept invest
. >> europe went off daylight savings time a week ahead of the u.s. back to full schedule next week. in the meantime, sandy is no longer a hurricane by name, but still making a major impact. storm made landfall monday night along new jersey east koer. still packing hurricane force sandy is expected to weaken, but the rain could linger. already at least ten deaths have been blamed on the storm. u.s. markets will be closed for a second day today. still electronic trading. the last time by the way the new york stock exchange was closed for more than a day because of weather, 1888. when a snowstorm piled up to 40-foot drifts. u.s. refineries had to shut nearly all the east coast fuel supplies ahead of sandy and they'll begin assessing damage today. three of the key six refineries shut down. analysts estimate sandy could cost between $5 billion and $10 billion in ensured losses. it would be the fifth costliest hurricane in u.s. history. sandy could cause more wind and flood damage than hurricane irene did last year. new york city and especially lower manhattan saw its shares of flooding
foreign policy vision with that of president obama's today. now this is amid questions about the u.s. embassy attack in libya last month. meantime president obama is reaching out to hollywood for support. president obama is raising more cash in california today. last night at a star studded los angeles fundraiser the president joked about his lackluster debate performance following songs from katie perry and stevie wonder. >> they perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: the president also accused his opponent mitt romney of backing away from campaign promises. >> obviously the governor knows his $5 trillion tax cut isn't too popular so a few weeks before this election he's trying to pretend it doesn't exist. >> reporter: romney is in virginia today for a rally and what is being called a major foreign policy address. excerpts from the speech have already been released. romney wants a change of course in the middle east including tougher sanctions on iran and he'll call on the u.s. to work with other nations to arm rebels in syria with weapons th
wearing a police uniform. in other news hurricane sandy is heading towards the u.s., where it's threatening to merge with another storm early next week. sandy is now known to have killed more than 30 people as it passed through the caribbean. it caused widespread damage in the bahamas, cuba, haight tee and jamaica. sandy's trajectory shows it moving toward the eastern coast of the united states. the threat from hurricane sandy has put both u.s. presidential candidates on high alert. mitt romney's already cancelled a rally scheduled for sunday evening in virginia beach. with only 11 days until polling day, both barack obama and mitt romney have been importanting over the latest economic data. figures show the u.s. economy grew 2% in the last three months. the white house says the economy is moving in the right direction. the republicans say the figures are discouraging news. our north american editor, mark, has been with mr. romney on the campaign trail. >> if it's friday it must be iowa and ohio. for hit romney this is a relentless race from state to state, stage to stage, squ
with another from canada, creating a potentially devastating hybrid that could ravage parts of the u.s. northeast early next week. president obama took a break from campaigning thursday to cast an early ballot in his hometown of chicago. speaking at the polling center, obama encouraged americans to take advantage of early voting. >> for all of you who have not yet voted early, i just want everybody to see what an incredibly efficient process this was, thanks to the outstanding folks who are at this particular polling place. obviously, folks in illinois and take advantage of this. but all across the country, we are seeing a lot of early voting. it means you do not have to figure out whether you need to taint time off work, figure out how to pick up the kids, and still cast your ballot if something happens on election day, you'll have already taken care of it. and as bad weather, w you will weather,et. or in chicago, snowy. this was really convenient. >> campaigning in ohio, mitt romney predicted to supporters his election would mean an increase in workers' take-home pay. >> the presiden
, buying majority control of the u.s. cell company. and with nearly one-in-three americans working contract or part-time jobs. we kick off a week-long look at how a nation of freelancers is changing our labor force. that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! a u-turn on wall street today. stocks rose, rebounding from sell-offs last week. good news about the american consumer put investors in a buying mood. the dow jumped 95 points, the nasdaq rose 20 and the s&p 500 up 11. retail sales rose more than 1% in september, which was better than expected. it follows an even bigger gain in august and its the best back- to-back showing since 2010. erika miller has a closer look at the data and what consumers were loading up on last month. >> reporter: it seems pretty unbelievable. but a single electronic devices appears to have powered the gain in u.s. retail sales last month. if you haven't guessed it, we're talking about the iphone 5. a remarkable five million of them were sold in their first weekend alone. and that appears to have boosted electronics sales by 4.5% in september. that was the biggest incre
. they say walker admitted to the accusation and browning denied he was involved. they are based at the u.s. naval air station ft. worth in texas. they say they were sent to the air base to transport supplies. investigators say the men were drinking before the attack. >> >> translator: this tramples on women's human rates and we will not tolerate this crime. >> since 1973 they are dealt with cases in which u.s. servicemen were arrested on charges of assaulting women. the rape in 1995 of a 12-year-old girl sparked mass protests. the government says they will launch protests with the u.s. and the japanese governments. >>> governor plans to visit the foreign and defense ministries and the u.s. embassy in tokyo. he says this is a serious and unforgivable matter and will urge u.s. officials to lead a thorough strengthening of discipline. they say japanese leaders will make their own interventions with u.s. officials. >> translator: this never should have happened. strengthening discipline and trying to prevent a recurrence are not enough. we need to think about more fundamental measures. >> gemb
chinese name. it also said the u.s. and japan crafted back room deals to give the japanese government administrative control over senkaku. it calls the alleged agreement illegal and invalid. the government-controlled "china daily" ran similar advertisements last week in "the new york times" and "the washington post." japanese officials launched a protest against the newspapers for printing the ads. the foreign minister koichiro gemba has indicated japanese authorities will increase their efforts to assert their position on the islands to the international community. >> something like information warfare is under way. we need to appeal to the international community even though the status of our country on the island does not change. >> gemba added the japanese government sees no dispute over their sovereignty. and the latest standoff at sea around the senkaku islands is over. four chinese patrol ships left japanese territorial waters. they entered the area earlier in the day and navigated there for several hours. japan coast guard crews spotted the marine surveillance vessels at midda
on the economy. overall, auto sales were up 13% last month from a yearefore. among the u.s. automakers, ford sales were unchanged, g.m.'s were up 1.5%, chrysler reported a 12% increase. there hasn't been enough good news like that on the economy. the recovery, of course, is painfully slow and one of the biggest reasons is the recession in europe. the 27 countries of the european union add up to the world's- largest economy, but they're reportrecordnemployment. in spain, unemployment among young people is 50%. mark phillips went to barcelona to see what happens when an economy goes into freefall. >> reporter: spain can be a deceptive place. in the early autumn sunshine and in the markets groaning with foodstuffs it's difficult to tell this is a country with a collapsing economy and unemployment rate of 25% that threatens to take the rest of europe and maybe even the united states economy down with it. but wait until they close up at barcelona's boqueria market and follow the porters out back to where they dump the trash and you get a different impression. in spain these days, one person's gar
. assistant secretary of state kurt campbell, who arrived in japan on thursday, is in charge of u.s. policies on east asia. he said he met with china's vice foreign minister in the u.s. before leaving for japan. >> we talked about the importance of relations between china and japan are restored and improved, and that is in the best interests of not just the peoples but the countries and everyone in the asia-pacific, including the united states. >> campbell is scheduled to meet with japanese officials to discuss bilateral cooperation on situations in east asia. >>> we interviewed a prominent british analyst on how he sees japan/china relations at the moment. professor michael clarke is director general at the royal united services institute for defense and security studies. >> for european, we understand the issue, i think, of the islands. we understand the delicacy of the issue. but it is a problem that can be similar disputes all around the world, and they will flare up from time to time. the most important thing from tokyo's point of view is not to allow too many precedents to be set on eit
of a te telecommunications wh more than 19 millionsubscrers. >>> u.s. markets ended lower dragged down by lackluster earning reports. the dow jones extended its losing streak to four days. this is the lowest closing since september 11. we go to ramin who is at the tokyo stock exchange. what can you tell us? >> good morning. following the slight losses that we saw in new york we got to keep track of the tex sector following advance micro devices that cut its forecast. it fell nearly 9%. intel also fell. we're going to keep track of latest stocks here. let's have a look at the opening levels for the nikkei and the topix. 8,590 up for the nikkei. the negative playinghroughhe u.s. markets is still lingers in the background with the earnings and debt issues in the euro zone. we'll see if that comes back into play today. we're going to keep track of the share action for softbank today. we know that the shares of sprint an nextel jumped 14% o t news. that's going toake som big waves in the telecom and wireless. the flip side, if you will to the woes or the troubles that the exporters are expe
unbelievable. but a single electronic devices appears to have powered the gain in u.s. retail sales last month. if you haven't guessed it, we're talking about the iphone 5. a remarkable five million of them were sold in their first weekend alone. and that appears to have boosted electronics sales by 4.5% in september. that was the biggest increase since the iphone 4s came out in october of last year. but the gain in retail sales wasn't only because of iphone. >> if you do take iphone, we still would have had a fairly decent 0.7% gain in overall retail sales spending activity. that's a very significant pop. we haven't seen that kind of growth over the past six months or so. >> reporter: and sales did rise in every retail category except department stores. consumers may be feeling better about spending. thanks to higher stock prices and stabilizing home values. >> we've seen a nice improvement in the economy over the past three months and also seen a solid rebound in wage growth and that's given consumers more confidence and more discretionary spending power. >> reporter: but unemployment is sti
they will work and what they will do. we have to strictly maintain the japan-u.s. alliance. this will be a strong message for the military. >> reporter: japanese officials insist their relations with china are important. they've been calling on their neighbor to act calmly. officials say they hope to settle dispute peacefully based on international law. >>> achinese film production team has decided to withdraw its entry. the team wanted to protest the japanese's government nation nationalization of islands in the east china sea. the news agency reported on thursday that fung shui has been pulled. the film depicts a woman with struggles in the 1990s. they said the japanese government has not shown a sincere attitude regarding the settlement of the dispute. this has hurt the feelings of the chinese people. >>> the people responsible for foreign affairs in japan and britain have agreed to work together to respond to cyber attacks. japanese foreign minister met with his british counter part william hague in london. they agree their officials will cooperate in the event of online attacks. they promise
they're both potentially vulnerable. also, shocking video shows workers for a u.s. security contractor in afghanistan allegedly partying up, seemingly so drunk and drugged they could hardly speak. >>> plus, a reason to take the window seat. we have the amazing story of how airline passengers spotted and help save a man who had been stranded at sea for nine days. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer and you're in "the situation room." >>> monday's third and final presidential debate will be a serious challenge for both candidates. it's focused on international policy and arena where both mitt romney lacks experience and the obama administration is under growing criticism, especially when it comes to the situation in the middle east. let's start with cnn's white house correspondent dan loathian. i assume officials in the white house campaign they know the president has questions he's going to answer. >> reporter: that's correct, wolf. and there doesn't appear to be much of a difference between the two candidates when it comes to forei
of another kind. a hearing over the benghazi terror attacks that led to four deaths, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens, gets seriously heated. details next. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. breaking news this morning out of the middle east p.. a yemeni security official that worked at the u.s. embassy was shot and killed in sanaa today. a u.s. official believed to be in his 50s was reportedly on his way to work when he was gunned down in a motorcycle attack. an editor at "the yemen post" in sanaa tells nbc news the ambush had all the hallmarks of an al qaeda-style attack. >>> back here at home, vice president joe biden and republican rival paul ryan prepare to square off tonight in kentucky in their one and only debate. new poll numbers show the current vp has his work cut out for him. according to a new survey from the pew center, just 39% of registered voters view biden favorably compared to 44% who favor ryan. when it comes to predicting the winner of tonight's debate, 40% of registered voters say ryan will come out on top, wh
dollars to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp out color. -- we can stamp out hunger. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: phyllis bennis is the new director for the international ism project. she joined us tonight from new york. it is good to have you back on this program. >> great to be with you, tavis. poopsie but in and ryan went -- tavis: biden and ryan went after it tonight. it was interesting for a lot of people to watch. but we get back to it really matters, the two guys at the top of the ticket, president obama and governor romney. given that governor romney came back out with his own policy speech, that policy will get on to the agenda in the next two debates in the last debate is exclusively about foreign policy. we know we are headed in that direction but the speech that mr. ravi gave earlier this week, he essentially suggested that president obama had been weak on foreign policy. he went on to deconstructs that and explain it in a variety of ways. but yourhoughts on mr. romney's approach to put foreig
of all time. claiming the war crimes -- ready for round the two? the u.s. presidential candidates heading to their second presidential debate and the stakes are high. welcome around the globe. the man accused of carrying out the biggest hack ever -- but today the british government ruled it will not extradite him to america. a battle waged on behalf of mr. mckinnon who's been diagnosed with as burgers a syndrome. >> he could not speak. >> her and her mother revealed how her son reacted. >> hiking and trying. it is so emotional. >> the joy and relief of a parent who has been fighting the u.s. government for one decade. >> [inaudible] >> he does not deny the u.s. charges. from 10 years ago, he carried out what one u.s. prosecutor described as the biggest military computer hack of all time. his supporters say he is a young man with a mild autism, simply looking for information on ufo's. when supporters across the political spectrum and public life. david cameron raised his case with president obama to reassess his medical condition. this is he was in serious risk of committing suicide if for
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